Return o the Jedi

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Return of the Jedi
Theatrical release poster
Directit biRichard Marquand
Produced biHoward Kazanjian
Screenplay biLawrence Kasdan
George Lucas
Story biGeorge Lucas
Muisic biJohn Williams
CinematographyAlan Hume
Eeditit biSean Barton
Marcia Lucas
Duwayne Dunham
Distributit bi20th Century Fox1
Release date
  • 25 Mey 1983 (1983-05-25)
Rinnin time
132 minutes
KintraUnitit States
Budget$32.5 million[1][2]
Box office$475,106,177

Return o the Jedi (kent as Star Wars Episode VI: Return o the Jedi an aw) is a 1983 American epic space opera film directit bi Richard Marquand.

Plot[eedit | eedit soorce]

Luke Skywalker initiates a plan tae rescue Han Solo frae the crime lord Jabba the Hutt wi the help o Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, C-3PO, an R2-D2. Leia infiltrates Jabba's palace on Tatooine disguisit as a bounty hunter wi Chewbacca as her prisoner. Lando is already thare disguised as a guard. Leia releases Han frae his carbonite prison, but she is capturt an enslaved. Luke arrives suin efterward but efter a tense standoff, he is capturt. Efter Luke survives his battle wi Jabba's Rancor, Jabba sentences him an Han tae daith bi feedin them tae the sarlacc. Luke frees himsel an battles Jabba's guards. During the chaos, Boba Fett, wha haes been wirkin for Jabba syne deliverin Han, attempts tae attack Luke but Han inadvertently knocks him intae the Sarlaac pit. Meanwhile, Leia strangles Jabba tae daith, an Luke destroys Jabba's sail barge as the group escape. While Han an Leia rendezvous wi the Rebel Alliance, Luke returns tae Dagobah whaur he finds that Yoda is dyin. As he dies, Yoda confirms that Darth Vader, ance kent as Anakin Skywalker, is Luke's faither an thare is "anither Skywalker". The spirit o Obi-Wan Kenobi confirms that this ither Skywalker is Luke's twin sister, Leia. Obi-Wan tells Luke that he must ficht Vader again tae defeat the Empire.

The Rebel Alliance learns that the Empire haes been constructin a new Daith Starn unner the superveesion o Vader an his master Emperor Palpatine. In a plan tae destroy the new wappen, Han leads a strike team tae destroy the battle station's shield generator on the forest muin o Endor, allaein a squadron o starnfichters tae enter the incomplete infrastructur an destroy the station frae within. The strike team, accompanied bi Luke, travels tae Endor in a stolen Imperial shuttle. On Endor, Luke an his companions encoonter a tribe o Ewoks an, efter an initial conflict, form a pairtnership wi them. Later, Luke confesses tae Leia that she is his sister, Vader is thair faither, an that he is leavin tae confront him. Surrenderin tae Imperial troops, Luke is brocht tae Vader an unsuccessfully tries tae convince him tae turn frae the dark side o the Force.

Vader taks Luke tae the Daith Starn tae meet Palpatine, intent on turnin his son tae the dark side. Palpatine reveals that the Daith Starn is fully operational an set tae destroy the Rebellion. On Endor, Han's strike team is capturt bi Imperial forces, but a surprise coonterattack bi the Ewoks allaes the Rebels tae launch an attack. Meanwhile, Lando, pilotin the Millennium Falcon, leads the Rebel fleet tae the Daith Starn, anly tae find that the station's shield is still active an the Imperial fleet is waitin for them. Palpatine tempts Luke tae gie in tae his anger an jyn the dark side o the Force, an Luke engages Vader in a lichtsaber duel. Vader discovers that Luke haes a sister, an threatens tae turn her tae the dark side. Enraged, Luke attacks Vader an severs his faither's right haund. Palpatine entreats Luke tae kill Vader an tak his place, but Luke refuses, declarin himsel a Jedi. On Endor, the strike team defeats the Imperial forces an destroys the shield generator, allaein the Rebel fleet tae launch thair final assault on the Daith Starn. At the same time, a furious Palpatine torturs Luke wi Force lichtnin. Unwillin tae let his son die, Vader kills Palpatine, but is mortally woondit in the process. At his faither's request, Luke removes Vader's mask tae see his scarred face, allaein him tae leuk on his son wi his ain een afore dyin in Luke's airms.

Lando leads the remainin ships intae the station's core an destroys the main reactor as the Imperial fleet is owerwhelmed. Luke escapes on an Imperial shuttle wi his faither's body, while Lando escapes in the Falcon moments afore the Daith Starn explodes. On Endor, Leia reveals tae Han that Luke is her brither, an thay share a kiss. Luke returns tae Endor an cremates his faither's airmour on a funeral pyre. As the Rebels celebrate the end o the Empire, Luke sees the spirits o Obi-Wan, Yoda, an the redeemed Anakin watchin ower them.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Aubrey Solomon, Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History, Scarecrow Press, 1989 p260
  2. J.W. Rinzler, The Making of Return of the Jedi, Aurum Press, ISBN 978 1 78131 076 2, 2013 p336